First things first: Since I abandoned the idea of finishing a sweater for my neice for her birthday and moved the due date to Christmas, I revisited the cable sweater vest I had begun knitting for my son. It is slow going where knitting is concerned in the summer time. Oliver and I are quite busy every day taking walks, going here and there, visiting family, and he is so active it is impossible to knit in his presence. But I am persevering.
Next: The family is moving to Rome (yes, in Italy) for four months in the middle of August. My husband, Andrew, Is a Professor of Architecture and he is teaching the Fall semester there. How fun and exciting! I will be taking some knitting with me (of course!) and the sweaters for my neices are on the top of the list. I needed to make sure that the turquoise yarn I picked up will work so I knit up a gauge swatch - and it is perfect! Love it! Love the color too.
I won't be bringing too much with me though. Hmmmm..... Italy - isn't that where merino wool comes from?